Monthly Archives: November 2013


A recent work trip to Chicago made for an amazing opportunity to take some great pics during a morning run around the pier where I was literally almost blown over the edge. I love my job.












ENFP – The Champion

Your type is known as the Champion type, which is part of the larger group called idealists. Nothing occurs that does not have some deep and ethical significance in your eyes. You see life as an exciting drama. You are very charismatic, yet tend to be too harsh on yourself for not being as genuine as you think you should be. 3% of the population shares your type.

As a romantic partner, you need to talk about what is going on in your life. You are a strong supporter for your partner’s efforts to grow and change and be happy. You need to feel that same support from your partner. Expressive, optimistic, and curious, you are eager to enjoy new experiences with your partner, whom you wish to be your confidant and soul mate, as well as play mate. You are uncomfortable sharing negative emotion, though, and tend to withdraw from confrontation and process your feelings privately. You feel most loved when your partner appreciates your creativity, accepts your uniqueness, and sees you as the compassionate person you are. You need to hear your partner tell you how much you mean to them and would love if they did thoughtful spontaneous things to demonstrate it.

I’m not alone…

A friend shared this blog post today and I found myself almost in tears reading it. It brings me so much sadness to think others have been through the hurt and pain that I have experienced. However, it also brings me great comfort to know that I’m not alone. There’s nothing wrong with me, it now being 6 or 7 years post-exhole, for still being in the process of ‘getting over it’. The emotional damage is so deep that it carries on in forms and channels that aren’t always obvious. And it takes a lot of self-work and exploration to fully understand how deeply impacted you have been by emotional devastation like that. My self-esteem has never recovered and it’s something I struggle with on a daily basis. And it’s reflected, I believe, in my weight.

A journey and a battle, and one that’s far from over.

Resonates so deeply.